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Dr. B Benjamin

MBBS, DCH, MD

Pediatrician, Chennai

44 Years Experience  ·  0 - 500 at clinic
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Dr. B Benjamin MBBS, DCH, MD Pediatrician, Chennai
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Dr. B Benjamin is one of the best Pediatricians in Teynampet, Chennai. He has helped numerous patients in his 44 years of experience as a Pediatrician. He is a qualified MBBS, DCH, MD . You can consult Dr. B Benjamin at Sishu Clinic in Teynampet, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. B Benjamin on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - Madras University - 1973
DCH - Madras University - 1977
MD - Madras University - 1978
Awards and Recognitions
Mrs. Mariaviakulam David Memorial Medal, Best Outgoing Medical Student
Capt. Jaising Jadhav Memorial Prize, Best M.D (Paediatricics)
Mary Israel Prize in Medicine
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Thomas Dina Prize in Physiology
T.C.F. Silver Jubilee Gold Medal, Paediatric Prize Examination
Professional Memberships
Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP)
National Neonatology Forum, India
Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM)

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15/7, Sir CV Raman Road, Alwarpet, Teynampet,Landmark:Next to R C Scan, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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Sishu Clinic

Old No. 7, New No, 15, Sir CV Raman Road, Alwarpet. Landmark: Next To Aarthi Scan, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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ADHD - What Can Cause It?

Ph.D - Ph.D in Psychology, Ph. D - Education
Psychologist, Kakinada
ADHD - What Can Cause It?

ADHD refers to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, which is a brain-related condition found among preschoolers, children, teenagers and in many cases extends well into adulthood. These individuals have significant impairment in academics as well as social situations and interpersonal relations. The child has difficulty sustaining attention, phases of hyper activeness and cannot control his/her impulses which make their day to day life at school and home difficult.

ADHD Symptoms

The symptoms of this disorder among children can be categorized under three headings.

  1. Hyperactivity which includes
    1. Fidgeting
    2. Restlessness
    3. Inability to stay at one place runs around and tries to climb things
    4. Trouble playing quietly
    5. Excessive talking
  2. Inattention, which can be divided into symptoms like
    1. Getting easily distracted
    2. Tendency to loose things
    3. Daydreaming
    4. Facing problems related to organizing things
    5. Not listening carefully
    6. Forgetting about daily activities, carelessness
  3. Impulsiveness
    1. Interrupts others as they speak and talks out of turn
    2. Answers questions without listening to what has been asked
    3. Not being able to wait for their turn to come

Prevalence :
10-12% of school children before puberty are affected by one or more types of ADHD. ADHD especially hyperactivity is more prevalent in boys than in girls, with the ratio up to 9:1. Inattention and poor concentration are more commonly seen amongst girls. The rate of ADHD in parents and sibling of children with ADHD is 5-10 times higher than in the general population.

ADHD Causes
The probable causes of ADHD among children are,

  1. Neurodevelopmental changes - Poorly developed activity of the brain particularly in the areas that control attention and concentration cause ADHD. This causes an imbalance in the neurotransmitters or the chemicals important for brain functioning and development.
  2. Genetic Factors - genetic studies show that ADHD is largely hereditary in nature with a heritability of 75% approximately.

My child date of birth is 09/09/2012, but yet he is not speking, rest growth is ok. Please suggest the treatment.

Pediatrician, Pune
If hearing well, responding to verbal commands, just wait till you tell him to keep quiet till then continue talking with him.
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My 20 days old daughter. Sometime milk comes out from her nose and mouth after feeding. Pls advice.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Secunderabad
My 20 days old daughter. Sometime milk comes out from her nose and mouth after feeding. Pls advice.
After the feed please keep her upright atleast for 10 mins. Also do not feed her for a very long time.
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Sir, my daughter is 4 years old and weight is 13 kg, has sever cough, running nose from 1 week, in night at time the of sleeping her nostrils is slightly blocked, being of this she is feeling ear pain and has fever also from yesterday.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Sir, my daughter is 4 years old and weight is 13 kg, has sever cough, running nose from 1 week, in night at time the ...
Hello, homoeopathic medicines 1. Kali iod 30 (2 drops in little water) thrice a day for 3 days. 2. Ferrum phos 6x (2 tabs) thrice a day for 3 days and update. Keep a gap of 15 - 20 minutes in both the medicines.
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Hi, actually my cousin suffering from a very ordinery problem she is just 6 years old and she faced loss stool since 3 months and she has swelling on her body very badly now she faced fever. We consult to the doctors they said she is suffering from diarrhea and they admit her but they reveal her with in a week because she was well in hospitals but now again she faced same problem we tired to find out her problem can you suggest us that what kind of disease is it. We will thank full to you if you can help us because they are not financial healthy to consult the doctor again. Thank you.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
As narrated earlier, we should try to maintain proper hygienic condition while eating, drinking, mouth gargles etc. The container which we use for taking any food/water etc. Should be properly cleaned. Infection can be treated by proper antibiotics etc. But to avoid repeated infection, proper hygiene is tb maintained. As repeated infection lowers the immunity of body and invites to get infection again. This is a vicious circle which nedds to be taken care. Thus treatment is in the hands of parent for avoiding repeated infection. Doctor can only treat the infection once it is there.
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Hi my son is 3.7 years old. For the past 4 days he is saying that he have pain in his stomach. He will have that pain for 3-4 time a day. But he don't have any other problems. Everything is normal. What could be the reason for his ache?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ranchi
Hello thanks for the query, pain in abdomen is a very common complaint in this age. I would like to know if there is any disturbance in daily activity or bowel pattern associated with the pain. If not, then I would suggest you to give some antispasmodic like dicyclomine (coaid syrup) or drotaverine (drotin syrup) for symptomatic relief of pain. The pain is mostly due to transient colic which get relieved by the medication. If the symptom persists or condition worsens I would suggest you to consult a pediatrician for evaluation. I shall be glad to answer if you have any more doubt. Regards.
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Hello Doc, My daughter is 3 years old and weighing 12 kg and her height is 99 cms. She was born prematurely i.e, in 27th week of pregnancy and was born with weight 900 gms. I just wanna ask that is her growth is okk. What can we do to increase her weight as she is too thin/slim.

MBBS MD DCH, Dch
Pediatrician, Muzaffarpur
Hello Doc,
My daughter is 3 years old and weighing 12 kg and her height is 99 cms. She was born prematurely i.e, in 2...
Her growth is excellent for her age. You should be happy about that. Let her take family diet. No need for any food supplements. Being thin /slim is usually constitutional and not linked to any disease or disability as long child is alert active and responsive Arun shah.
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My sister son is 4 years old is a hyperactive child controlling him is a task to handle him. How to build up his immunity and health as he has a lean body and use to suffer from cough n cold. Wat food and diets need to be followed. Kindly suggest.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Udupi
My sister son is 4 years old is a hyperactive child controlling him is a task to handle him. How to build up his immu...
Ayurveda. 1 tsp of aravindasava with 1 tsp of water mix and give after food. Two times per day. Will help him lot. Take this for at least one month or more.
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My 2 years old daughter is not drinking milk we have to give her force fully.What can we do?

M. Ch., FEBS, MBBS
Liver Transplant Surgeon, Delhi
My 2 years old daughter is not drinking milk we have to give her force fully.What can we do?
No need to give milk forcefully. Every child has there own likes and dislikes. Instead of milk if she is taking milk products like curd cheese its ok. Even if not this then just ensure that she has a healthy diet. Milk is not essential. By giving her forcefully you are ensuring that she never takes milk in her life. So stop it.
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My child aged 4 years gets sometime cuts near outer of both lips. What is the remedy for it.

MBBS DCH
Pediatrician, Gandhinagar
It's known as angular cheilosis. Give green leafy vegetables. Give syp becosule 5 ml twice a day and apply clenora gel locally.
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Hi my son completed 11 month but he is still crawling only but he will stand by holding things all and if I put him in walker he will walk fast all over. I am giving practice to him to walk by holding my hand but he walk only 10 steps later he sits. When will he walk. Any things I want to do.

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT)
Occupational Therapist, Delhi
Hi my son completed 11 month but he is still crawling only but he will stand by holding things all and if I put him i...
Have patience he is 11 months only now, if he has achieved supported standing & walking then soon he will also achieve walking freely. Some children start unsupported walking around 1 1/2 yrs of age also Give him good legs massage Let him stand & walk with support then gradually decrease minimise his support
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I have a one year old baby girl at home recently I have bought two cats of Turkish angora breed I want to know if they cause problems like asthma or any other problem because the cats looses too much hair and it could be seen everywhere in the house even on the kitchen utensils. Are these cats not good for the baby or can I keep them, the baby finds them very amusing and plays with them even touch them very often.

MBBS,MD(PGI,Chandigarh)
Pediatrician, Kolkata
I have a one year old baby girl at home recently I have bought two cats of Turkish angora breed I want to know if the...
This is not only unhealthy for your baby by but its harmful for you too. If she is not allergic to far ,may not develop asthma but if those hairs enter into abdomen regularly can have bad impact.
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My baby is 1 year and 2 months old. She doesn't have anything accept milk. But she is really active. She has only 1 tooth. Please tell me what should be given to her for her growth.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
My baby is 1 year and 2 months old. She doesn't have anything accept milk. But she is really active. She has only 1 t...
Good afternoon madam, after 6 months baby recauire complementary feeds in the form of top up feeds. You please start giving her top of feed. Otherwise she well be lag behind in terms of growth as conpare to peer age groups and this will be really question of worry. One teeth at 14 months is ok, no issue.
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My son is 3 years & 11 months old he always repeat what ever we say same thing repeat he always like to watch rhymes he always sings rhymes in home we generally speak Telugu and English but if we say something will not focus at all and is there any problem and required speech therapy and we feel that he is not able to understand how to answer. Please suggest anything wrong in my baby.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My son is 3 years & 11 months old he always repeat what ever we say same thing repeat he always like to watch rhymes ...
At this age child is quote competent to express himself. It appears he lacks in this field. Alone speech therapy is not helpful. His wt 13 lbs is very-very low even if I take it as 13 kg, he is under wt. He requires thorough examination.
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My daughter is 2 years old girl. She eats idli, 2eggs white, 2 banana, 3 times pasteurized milk; and some biscuits and chocolates, and apple juice, vegetable soup, rice with any curry. .she is not becoming fat why. Suggest me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My daughter is 2 years old girl. She eats idli, 2eggs white, 2 banana, 3 times pasteurized milk; and some biscuits an...
It is better to remain non fatty and active . Fat is obesity and a disease. Try not to make her fatty .
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Dear Sir, My daughter (15 Months baby) suffering from severe constipation (Tight Motion. Kindly request you to give permanent solution for this problem. Thanking you sir.

Pediatrician, Kaithal
Dear Sir,
My daughter (15 Months baby) suffering from severe constipation (Tight Motion. Kindly request you to give p...
Analyse her diet. She should take almost half of the daily diet of her father. If not, consult your doctor.
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My girl child is one month old. She is having cough shortly after birth, 3-4 times a day, but not much. Is it normal or needed to be treated? please suggest.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Delhi
My girl child is one month old. She is having cough shortly after birth, 3-4 times a day, but not much. Is it normal ...
Aspiration of amniotic fluid, chest congestion, throat infection ,chest infection are possibilities apart from uncommon causes like congenital heart diseases
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My 14 year old son ( obese)passed bright red blood in good quantity while passing stool in the morning two times at a gap of 10 days. Both the time he had eaten heavily at a party previous night. No other pain noticed. What cud be the reason For the same

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Hubli-Dharwad
It's veery diffult without any other symptom. It could be infections or looking at cause. If it repeats get him examined
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Good morning. My daughter is 6 years old and in first standard, she has problem of frequently urine (20 to 25) per day. What should we do?

Master in Psychology, MD - Ayurveda, Dems, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
Good morning. My daughter is 6 years old and in first standard, she has problem of frequently urine (20 to 25) per da...
Your daughter needs proper examination before starting any treatment. She may be suffering from urine infection or over active bladder.
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My baby is 2 years and 3 months old with 10.5 kg weight, and when I touch her abdomen or forehead it seems like quite up level temperature than normal. When I check with thermometer it shows like 98.0 like that What would be the reason?

MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
My baby is 2 years and 3 months old with 10.5 kg weight, and when I touch her abdomen or forehead it seems like quite...
If he is active and feeding well doing all activities normal than you should not worry because some children have tendency to remain warm due to high basic metabolic rate but no problem in vitamin d deficiency body remains warm give vitamin d drops regularly. In hyperthyroidism which is rare body can be warm.
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